In a sad case, a Massachusetts man who now lives in Fall River MA, plead no contest in Providence Rhode Island Superior Court to drunk driving (dui) death resulting and driving to endanger death resulting. His girlfriend who was a passenger in his motor vehicle was killed as a result of the fiery fatal RI car collision.
The CDC reports: “Every day, almost 30 people in the United States die in motor vehicle crashes that involve an alcohol-impaired driver. This amounts to one death every 48 minutes.1 The annual cost of alcohol-related crashes totals more than $51 billion.” http://www.cdc.gov/motorvehiclesafety/impaired_driving/impaired-drv_factsheet.html
The car crash occurred as a result of Brandon G. Borge fleeing from police at speeds over 100 miles per hour. He was speeding on Route 2 through Warwick into Cranston Rhode Island. Thankfully, no one else died or was seriously injured as a result of this reckless drunk driving automobile wreck.
The criminal drunk driver could not reach a plea agreement with the state of Rhode Island and Providence Plantation’s attorney generals office. As a result, he agreed to what is known as a capped plea which insures he will get nothing worse then the sentence proposed by the attorney general. (10 years to serve at the aci) However, the judge could impose a sentence less than the 10 years to serve proposed by the AG as a result of the deadly RI auto accident.
According to the Providence journal, the defendant drunk driver and the deceased victim previously resided together in Attleboro, Mass.
He will be sentenced by a Providence RI Superior Court Judge in July as a result of the fatal RI Car Accident.
it is unclear whether the victim’s estate has retained a RI Personal injury lawyer or a Rhode island wrongful death attorney to pursue a rhode Island wrongful death cause of Action
It appears that the Impaired Driver’s RI Criminal Defense Lawyer will seek leniency as a result of the drunk driver being seriously injured and disabled as a result of the crash.
“•In 2010, 10,228 people were killed in alcohol-impaired driving crashes, accounting for nearly one-third (31%) of all traffic-related deaths in the United States.” http://www.cdc.gov/motorvehiclesafety/impaired_driving/impaired-drv_factsheet.html
“A wrongful death lawsuit in Rhode Island is a civil action based on tort law. A wrongful death cause of action could be pursued as a result of any tort or accident including medical malpractice, product liability, truck collision, motorcycle accidents, bike accidents, car crashes or any type of mishap.” http://www.rhodeislandpersonalinjuryattorneyblog.com/2013/09/wrongful-death-law-in-ri-by-a-personal-injury-attorney/
“In 2009, 10,839 people were killed in alcohol-impaired-driving crashes.These alcohol-impaired-driving fatalities accounted for 32 percent of the total motor vehicle traffic fatalities in the United States.” http://www-nrd.nhtsa.dot.gov/Pubs/811385.pdf
Legal Notice per Rules of Professional Responsibility: The Rhode Island Supreme Court licenses all lawyers and attorneys in the general practice of law, but does not license or certify any lawyer / attorney as an expert or specialist in any field of practice. While this firm maintains joint responsibility, most cases of this type are referred to other attorneys for principle responsibility.